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Author Guidelines

In each edition, IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies will publish six articles based on research or literature survey.

Articles submitted for publication must conform to the following guidelines:

  1. Articles must concern Southeast Asian studies.
  2. Types of articles include: research articles (empirical/field, archive), theoretical articles, conceptual ideas, and theory application.
  3. Articles submitted should be in English and must not have been published in any form, or be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.
  4. Full-length articles should be between 5,000 to 8,000 words and must include an abstract of 250–300 words, with a maximum of five keywords.
  5. Articles must be typed using A4 paper size.
  6. Author(s) may use a template as a guide. Refer to
  7. Full name(s) of the author(s) must be stated, along with his/her/their institution(s) and complete corresponding e-mail.
  8. Each author should submit a 50-word biographical note.
  9. Please only use footnotes and not endnotes for additional explanation.
  10. Articles must report research findings and analysis in an ethical and responsible manner. The author(s) therefore has/have the responsibility of ensuring that the work is honest, clear, accurate and scholarly valid.
  11. Authors should represent the work of others fairly and accurately in citations and in quotations, not only to avoid plagiarism but also to properly acknowledge and appreciate the work of other scholars.
  12. All submissions should be in MS. Word file format.
  13. Citations and references must follow the APA 6th ed. Referencing Style. Please refer to
  14. Articles must be submitted via online at
  15. Each article will be reviewed by the editorial board. If any revisions are necessary, the article will be sent back to the author for immediate correction.
  16. The author(s) of published articles will receive two copies of the journal free of charge.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Submission: 0.00 (USD)
Authors are required to pay an Article Submission Fee as part of the submission process to contribute to review costs.

Fast-Track Review: 0.00 (USD)
With the payment of this fee, the review, editorial decision, and author notification on this manuscript is guaranteed to take place within 4 weeks.

Article Publication: 0.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

If you do not have funds to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of worthy work.